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>>> pressure on the peninsula, north korean leaders respond to u.n. sanctions prompting north korean commanders to put their forces on high alert. welcome to nhk world "newsline". north korean officials have unilaterally to scrap all non-aggression agreements with south korea. their announcement follows the u.n. security council's approval of tougher sanctions against the north. council members made the move to punish the reclusive nation for carrying out a nuclear test last month. ♪ >> translator: the united states and south korea went as far as adopting a u.n. security council resolution to impose more sanctions on our country while trying to set off a newark war. >> a statement by the committee in charge of interkorean dialogue says north korea will scrap non-aggression pacts with the south starting monday. the statement says the country will close the north-south hotline at the demilitarized zone. authorities at pyongyang said they would cancel the 1953 armistice. they justified that decision by saying they were responding to u.s.-south korea military exercises that star
>>> pressure on the peninsula, north korean leaders respond to tougher u.n. security council sanctions prompting south korean military leaders to put their forces on high alert. welcome to nhk world "newsline," i'm ross mihara. officials in north korea have threreenen to unilaterally scrap all non-aggression agreements with south korea. their announcement follows the u.n. security council's approval of tougher sanctions against the north. council members made the move to punish the reclusive nation for carrying out a nuclear test last month. >> translator: the united states and south korea went as far as adopting a u.n. security council resolution to impose more sanctions on our country while trying to set off a nuclear war. >> a statement by the committee in charge of interkorean dialogue says north korea will scrap non-aggression being pacts with the south starting monday. the same says the country will close the north/south hotline at the demilitarized zone. authorities at pyongyang said they would cancel the 1953 armistice that ended hostilities in the korean war. they ju
for drunk diplomats calling for u.n drunk negotiations. they have a tradition of having a few drinks before the meetings. it often lasts several days in a row. they said they should be an inebriation zone. it has been long part of the process and according to one delicate it is not just applicants that do it, but there is nothing new about this. >> god i wish we could discuss this in something we call -- >> lightning rooooooouuuunnnnddd. lightning round. isn't this a case of catching up? they were doing this years ago and these guys thought, we are new, so why can't we use booze to negotiate too. it is all 1950's and they have separate laws. it took them until 2008 and the whole thing going mad to ban smoking in the u.n. quite frankly they have a three martini lunch and you expect so in those surroundings. >> they run their countries as though it is back in time and they live in new york as if it is back this time. is this different from musicians doing business in a bar before they go on stage some. >> that hurts me, greg. >> that was a fair comparison. >> yes. i have been misconstrued. th
this and other programs online at >> "living with the u.n.: american responsibilities and international order," kenneth anderson is the author. prof. anderson what parts of the un work? >> this is going to sound a little heretical. probably the best part of the u.n. in terms of what is working is the security council and that has got to seem a little strange. it has got to seem a little strange for two reasons. one is all of us are watching the news and we see things like syria unfolding and obstruction in the security council, the inability of its come together in order to resolve these major humanitarian disasters that involved dictators slaughtering their own people, so you look at that and think this has got to be the worst part of the un, the reality is the security council is operating as its framers intended meaning that they had a pretty good idea when they created this in 1945 they knew what they were trying to fix and was there were trying to fix was the pre-world war ii league of nations in which everyone got the same vote, everyone got the same voice, every
at government-run prisons. an earlier, u.n. investigation had reached similar conclusions. karzai addressed the problem in a speech to the afghan parliament today. >> ( translated ): the investigation showed that during the arrests by the foreign forces and their local partners, who are our forces, people have been abused. this is a serious order from the president, that this should be stopped and cameras should be set up during interrogations to stop the abuse. >> until now, karzai had placed the blame for prison abuse solely on nato troops. the exodus of refugees from syria has now topped one million. the u.n. refugee agency reported the figure today. it also said 700,000 more syrians have not yet registered. meanwhile, britain moved to give more help to the syrian rebels, while heavy fighting continued in northern syria. we have a report narrated by jonathan miller of "independent television news." >> reporter: on the banks of the euphrates river, a two day battle's been hard-won today by syria's rebel fighters: the city of raqa now the first syrian provincial capital out of regime contr
and make a decision himself to engage in a legitimate dialogue. >> u.n. secretary general ban ki-moon said he's concerned about what he called provocative rhetoric. >> this year marks the 60th anniversary of the 1953 armistice agreement of the korean war. i reiterate the importance of this critical agreement. >> ban urged north korean officials to build trust that will lead to stability in the korean peninsula. but building trust doesn't seem to be a priority right now for authorities in pyongyang. along with vowing to scrap the armistice, they are also threatening to carry out a nuclear attack on the u.s. the wednesday edition of the ruling party newspaper "rodong sinmun," says north korea has varied and precise means of nuclear attack. it goes on to say authorities would turn not only seoul but also washington into a sea of fire if the united states flaunts its nuclear weapons. the newspaper says the military has completed preparations for the attack and is only waiting for the order from leader kim jong-un. >>> south korean military commanders aren't backing down in the face of these th
that they were transported by the armed rebels who also gave an account that the u.n. convoy did not arrive earlier on saturday to pick them up. they did ask the u.n. to send a representative but the u.n. did not do so. there are many accounts of what actually happened inside syria today. what we do know is they have arrived. they are safe. they were not harmed. they were detained for three days with the armed rebels and returned to jordan and now they are officially under the responsibility of the united nations, and no longer under the responsibility of the jordanian army. >> thank you. more violence in egypt's capital was supporters protesting as the final verdict handed out over the stadium riot. 74 fans were killed in the bins of the first of february back in 2012. 21 fans have been sentenced to death. there is anger at the verdict given to police and officials. >> on one thing football fans having, no matter what club they support is a hatred of the police. after hearing seven of the nine security officials on trial were acquitted, dozens of athletic fans headed to the building closes
round of sanctions against north korea. it carried out the third nuclear test last month despite u.n. warnings. the security council will meet today behind closed doors. china is now set to be behind the sanctions. it comes after the united states and north korea's closest ally agreed on the new resolution to punish north korea. the north is vowing this morning to cancel the 1953 korean war cease-fire because of sanctions and ongoing united states south korean joint military drills. >> the united states thinks the united nations has a drinking problem. ambassador that represents the united states on the u.n. budget committee and he says that budget negotiations are made more complicated by the number of diplomats who turn up drunk. he is proposing that negotiation rooms should be held in alcohol-free zone. the u.n. budget is finalized in december when holiday parties lead to problems spilling over into the negotiations. >> maybe made sure your diplomat is sober so they can take advantage of the drunk diplomats. >> i thought that was part of the negotiations. i will have water. >> now
, a dreadful mistake to loosen the rules. >>> turning now to syria, the u.n. says about 20 peacekeepers are being held by opposition forces in the country. amateur video on the internet reports capture of u.n. vehicles but nbc news could not verify that. the peacekeepers were reportedly part of a force that monitors a cease-fire between israeli and syrian troops in the golan heights. the u.n. says more than 1 million syrian refugees have fled to the country. >>> for the latest on the weather now, we'll go to bill karins. >> d.c. and out west of d.c. were hit hard. that big ocean storm is now cranking and affecting new england. some of the same areas hit by hurricane sandy are dealing with high tides this morning and beach erosion and large waves. it looks like a very impressive storm from outer space looking down on the satellite. d.c. was mostly a heavy, wet snow that melted when it went on the ground. so they didn't get a lot of accumulation there, but other areas did. anyone traveling to the northeast could have some experience in delays, especially boston, hartford, providence. a lo
. >> the u.n. security council punishing north korea with tough new sanctions. members of the united nations security council warned north korean leaders together and separately not to carry out another nuclear test. authorities disregarded those warnings and went ahead with a third underground test. the security council has responded with new sanctions. the resolution requires union nations to deport official who is violate resolutions. the sanctions include a freeze on assets believed to be linked to the country's nuclear or missile programs. it's now mandatory to inspect cargo that would be related to weapons development. crews of ships who refuse inspections will not be allowed to dock. previous resolutions only requested such action. council members have expressed concern over the use of diplomatic privileges. >> these sanctions will bite an bite hard. they increase north korea's isolation and raise the cost to north korea's leaders of defiing the international security. >> to address the nuclear address and to prevent isolation. >> japan's u.n. ambassador urged officials to think hard
standing around u.n. vehicles. one of thesays they will hold ono the captives. the u.n. security council gathered for an emergency meeting to figure out how to respond. they strongly condemned a group of 20 peace united nations. about 1,000 peace keepers from four countries are stationed in the golan heights. officia >>> officials say more and more syrians are fleeing into neighboring countries. officials say more than 400,000 people have fled since january. many are crossing into turkey or jordan. aid workers have asked for $1 billion to cover expenses but they say that would only last until june. agency officials say they were provided with a quarter of the mone ty need. he's asking the leaders of other countries for help. a senior u.s. envoy had expressexpress ed his frustrations. they're committed to what he called deception, defiance and delay. >> the time for action by iran is now. there is no lack of clarity on what steps iran has to take. there's no debate over requirements. >> inspectors from the international atomic agency has asked to enter a facility near iran. iranian offici
million. he has this more than 50. no sooner had the results been announced since the. a group of u.n. peacekeepers captured by syrian rebels has crossed the bored to jordan. parted of the disputed golan heights is under the control of a u.n. mandate to enforce the israeli cease-fire. > former south african president nelson mandela has been admitted to hospital for what are being called routine tests. he spent three weeks in hospital in december after developing a lung infection. at least 19 people have been killed in two suicide attacks in afghanistan. one -- two policemen and an aide worker were among those killed the and nine people were killed outside the ministry of defense in kabul. the spokesman said he wanted to end a message to defense secretary chuck hagel, making his first trip to the area since his selection. and now to politics. the free democratic party in berlin is holding its congress. the party is doing very badly in elections. all that was on the minds of delegates as they re-elected rosler to the point of leader. >> a unanimous show of support for the candidate afte
. he is expected to make an initial appearance tomorrow in federal court in new york. in syria, u.n. officials negotiated with the leader of a rebel group holding 21 u.n. peacekeepers. they were taken captive yesterday in a village in the golan heights. videos have since been posted online purportedly showing the peacekeepers saying that they are safe and being treated well. at the same time, there has been intense shelling in the area where they're being held. the first bill to curb u.s. gun violence began moving in the senate today. democrats on the judiciary commtee,oined one republican, voted to make illegal gun purchases a federal crime. violations would be punishable by up to 25 years in prison. the committee is also considering a ban on assault- style weapons and high capacity magazines, proposed by california democrat diane feinstein. >> these assault weapons have a great attraction for grievance killers. my view is that, how could i stand by and see this carnage go on? and members, this isn't going to stop. it's going to continue on, and we have a chance to do something ab
that the associated press as has sparked furious reaction in pyongyang. the new u.n. sanctions are aimed at making it more difficult for north korea to obtain material for its weapons program. here is what the vote looked like today at the united the nation's. -- the united nations. >> [speaking in russian] >> the agenda is adopted. under rule 37, i invite the representatives of belgium, canada baja, denmark, the philippines to participate in this meeting. it is so decided. the security council will begin its consideration of item 2 of the agenda. members of the council also have before them a document, text of a draft resolution submitted by australia, belgium, canada, denmark, france, italy, japan, morocco, the philippines, republic of korea, rwanda, togo, united kingdom of great britain, and northern ireland, and the united states of america. it is my understanding that the council is ready to proceed to the vote on the draft resolution before it. i should put the draft resolution to the vote now. will those in favor of the draft resolution contained in documents s/2013/136 please raise their h
members of the u.n. to do just that. u.s. ambassadors say members of the u.n. budget committee often show up to negotiations in december tipsy. so the u.s. is proposing making the meetings, quote, inebriation-free zones. you would think you wouldn't have to say that. >> i can't even say that word. >> maybe there's something wrong with me. [ laughter ] >> maybe we should have that here. [ laughter ] >> all right. that's it for us. captions by: caption colorado >> brooke: katie and the baby? >> bill: sleeping. >> brooke: [ sighs ] i'm sorry for barging in on you and your family like this. >> bill: you're not barging. katie spends most of her time in the nursery. >> brooke: she does? >> bill: look, brooke, uh, i don't know what to tell you about eric and taylor. >> brooke: she has an agenda. she doesn't love eric. she's only using him. >> steffy: i can't believe it. you and eric? >> taylor: all i can say is it feels right. >> steffy: i'm happy for you. i really am. >> taylor: so, how's the little one? >> steffy: oh, you know, shakin' and a
. today the u.n. secretary-general warned that the current civil war is breaking syria apart. i spoke with former defense secretary william cohen. >> they have responded to the why that the u.s. is going to give non-lethal aid by saying wie don't want food, drink and bandages. we want arms. >> it may be too little, too late in terms of the syrian opposition. they may look at this and say where have you been? the more radical groups in the movement itself seem to be gaining support from the syrian public. so unless they can get substantial military stance, they are not rejecting it, but it is $60 million, bringing it to over $100 million. it is not something he can walk away from, but the message is it is not enough. we can't win under these circumstances. >> but why can't they have arms if it means fewer would be killed because it would end the conflict more quickly? >> you still have iran behind the scenes, and russian still has a big hand to play here. that is another thing that secretary kerry has to be concerned with. he has met with his counterpart from russian. russian has shown
. this comes on top of the already deteriorating situation inside the country. the u.n. said roughly 1 million people have been registered as refugees. nearly a quarter of those have fled into jordan. here is a report. >> out of the darkness from syria, frightened people walk the last steps to safety. this is just one crossing place out of nearly 50 along the border. and every night, they come. an injured man is treated by jordanian soldiers. the armed on the syrian side, pe out of a search light sweet the borderlands. earlier, and a different crossing. since the start of the year, nearly half a million have fled, a dramatic upsurge since the fighting intensified spirit the majority are women and -- the fighting intensified. the majority are women and children, the old and the most vulnerable. >> it may be two years since the revolution began, and night after night, it seems like scenes like this are being repeated a long syria's borders. it is estimated that in jordan alone, nearly half a million refugees are here. >> this camp shelters nearly 120,000 people. the u.k.'s pledge of aid for rabb
. >>> tonight the u.n. security council is demanding the release of 20 of its peacekeepers taken hostage at gun point, a group claiming to be syrian rebels posted a video online. they say they will detain the u.n. peacekeepers until president assad's forces withdraw from their town. another sign of the chaos, the danger there. in venezuela, a day after the death of president hugo chavez, a massive procession from one end of caracas to the other, took much of the day as his casket was moved from the hospital where he died to the military academy where his body will now lie in state until the funeral on friday. elections will likely be held now in the next 30 days. this is a big decision time for a nation sitting on top of so much oil. it's the fourth largest u.s. supplier. >>> still ahead for us tonight, the race factor in our nation's schools. for a lot of parents, this will be a surprise. students being held to lower standards based solely on the color of their skin. >>> and later, the sad news today about one of the most beloved tv actresses of our era. >>> in the world of education, it's cal
.s. it comes as the u.n. approves tough new sanctions. so, how dangerous is the situation? what counter measures could america take? here's abc's chief global affairs correspondent martha raddatz. >> reporter: thousands upon thousands of north koreans rallied today around a north korean general delivering that stunning threat, a first strike nuclear attack with a vow to engulf washington, d.c., in a sea of fire. >> threatening a nuclear preemptive attack. never done that before. >> reporter: the young north korean dictator, despite the diversion of dennis rodman's visit, now lashing out against the u.s. and south korean's military exercises and today's new, stiff u.n. sanctions. analysts say north korea is
become more intense. >> the broad was sparked when the u.n. security council unanimously passed the resolution of harsher sanctions on p'yongyang. visited the front line troops last time they exchanged a lot of fire when four south koreans had killed. they said to be prepared for evacuation. he said they would be ready for all-out war. the south korean government expressed regret when they cut a hot line between the two nations. they vowed action if they did anything to endanger south korean lives. there were several closed-door meetings. these threats are nothing new. they're facing an early test after just two weeks in office. >> some feel there's a wider office of these threats from north korea. >> they're trying to intimidate the international community across the board to crack or cave in to their rhetoric. they think they have greater they can winhat this game. any prerogative moves by north korea that could draw a response, they have created no- fly and no sales zones. on monday, when the u.s. and u.s. korea resumed military exercises, something north korea has called a "
the release of 21 peacekeepers captured while patrolling the golan heights. it accused the u.n. of collaborating with the syrian government. unless this syrian military leaves a nearby village. u.n. officials believe that peacekeepers remain unharmed. >>> now to business. where the bull rally continues. as the dow closed at a record high for the second straight day. the s&p 500 closed within 2% of its 2007 peak. for more on wall street, let's check in with steven chadwick. can he make this three days in a row. >> this will go well for the payroll figure. at the end of the week. in terms of valuations, the p ratio of valuation, we're cheaper than we were back in 2007. time warner could be putting time into a separate unit. the publishing arm that has the fortune and time brand, has been struggling as of late. last year made less money. $420 million at an operating income level. than a decade ago. very interesting story in the making there. back to you, bill. >> appreciate it. >>> live for us in london. have a great day. >>> as always, let us know why you're awake. we'll read tho
in his first experience view visiting north korean leader kim jong u.n. two men trying to figure out what the hell just happened to they. to the comploamcy mobile, how did dennis rodman end up in north korea. >> if you are bonderring out there why kim jong u.n. -- jong un and rodman got together he was a big fan of bulls in the 80s. >> jon: that's y. i thought he was maybe a huge fan of double team and jean claude van damme. being a fan of the bulls is like a bottle of tequila how far the roster do you work to get down to the worm? you know what i'm saying? you know mj and pip yen -- pippen aren't going. they couldn't gut luy longly or dluc longley or kerr. let's go to romney. >> the weakness the campaign had, that i had, was we wrnlt effective to take the message to minority voters. that was a real weakness. >> jon: but rich white people seemed to like it enormously. remind me again governor romney what was the message? >> 47% with him who depend on the government very much who believe they are victims and government has responsibility for them. >> jon: your message, yeah. i think the pr
of about 1400 a day. the head of the u.n.'s refugee commission describes syria has spiralling toward full scale disaster. >>> in europe, regulators have slapped microsoft with a $730 million fine for antitrust violations. the european commission says microsoft failed to honor an agreement to give europe's 15 million users a choice of internet browser. this is the first time actually that the commission has imposed sanctions like this and they're calling it a serious enfringement. microsoft apologized for what it described as a technical error, though it lasted 14 months. we're going live to south africa, a country consumed with a murder case involving a national hero. but attention this day is diverted slightly away from oscar pistorius. he is that liolympic track star accused of premeditated murder in the shoothing death of his girlfriend last month on valentine's day, in fact. today, his father is accused of making racist comments about the reasons his son owned an arsonal of weapons and erol, tell what you say oscar pistorius' father said that's getting so much attention here? >> this
the u.n. has tried to sanction the rogue regime but this time u.n. ambassadors susan rice declared these will bite and bite hard but is that really true? in tonight's reality check, sam brock looks at whether rice or other leaders can claim the sanctions will really work. sam? >> we have been in the situation before. it's the fourth round of sanctions against north korea just since 2006. certainly it's been the most stringent to date, but the fact of the matter is that china is the only country that can make sure the sanctions are enforced. and since china hasn't been willing to take that step yet, it's real hard for ambassador rice to guarantee it will happen this time around. for a country determined to showcase its military might and test its nuclear power, north kcore yeah's antics are about t end. at least according to ambassador susan rice after a fresh round of u.n. sanctions. >> taken together, these sanctions will bite and bite hard. >> reporter: but will north korea bear the teeth marks of the bite? the most prominent think tanks in the country, the success of the sanctio
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and have a few pennies less. i am going to go home and cook. i will text message u.n. is done. >> excellent and really looking forward to it. >> today we're going to make the san francisco classic dish invented by italian and portuguese fishermen. it'll be like a nice spaghetti sauce. then we will put in the fish soup. the last thing is the dungeon as crab, let it all blend together. it will be delicious. when i could, i will try to make healthy meals with fresh ingredients, whatever is in season and local. those juicy, fresh tomatoes will take about an hour to cook down into a nice sauce. this is a good time to make our fish stock. we will take a step that seems like trash and boil it up in water and make a delicious and they speed up my parents were great clerics, and we had wonderful food. family dinners are very important. any chance you can sit down together and have a meal together, it is great communal atmosphere. one of the things i like the most is the opportunity to be creative. hello. anybody with sets their mind to it can cut. always nice to start chopping some vegetables and x
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. >> but the head of the u.n. inspections, the head of the iaea has said that he cannot say with any certainty what iran is doing secretly. there's no longer any window on to what iran might be doing. >> well, that's not entirely -- it's not that there's no longer any window, but certainly it makes things more complicated, and that's why everybody has made it clear there cannot be negotiations for the sake of it. this is not an infinite process. it's fine it. our preference, president obama's preference, clearly stated is to ask the iranians to come to the table in good faith, in mutual respect and do what they say they're doing. >> can we trust them? >> no, this is not a matter of trust, andrea. you remember gorbachev and trust, but verify. this is a matter of creating an agreement, if it's possible, where it is verifiable as to what they are doing so that everybody, the international community, the united nations, israel, our friends, our allies all can come together. if that can't happen, then obviously there are other choices available to the president and he has taken nothing off the table. >>
.s. as the u.n. passes its toughest sanctions yet. >> the strength, breadth, and severity of these sanctions will raise the cost to north korea of its elicit nuclear program. taken together, these sanctions will bite and bite hard. >> direct from that vote, u.n. ambassador susan rice joining us live from late-breaking details. >>> and we'll hear from house intelligence chair mike rogers. and what's in a name? that's what stephen colbert wants to know. >> i think we should naem all of our weather events after what kind they are, plus whatever people are talking about on television at the time. today washington is blanketed in the snow-quester. tomorrow a storm covers the u.s. in drone-cicles. or a freak blizzardashian. oklahoma is still suffering the effects of -- >> good day. i'm andrea mitchell back in washington. senator bob corker was at that dinner with the president last night, and he joins me now from the hill. thank you very much. well, senator, i'm not going to ask you about the mooem meal. i know it was good. tell me about the conversation. any progress on resolving the gridlock on
will end the 1953 korean war truce if the u.n. imposes more sanctions on the country. the armistice created the dmz that separates north and south korea. the u.n. security council is meeting today to consider more sanctions in response to north korea's nuclear test last month. we'll have a live report in a moment. >>> and dominican woman says she's coming clean about her claims of sex with a senator. new jersey senator robert menendez has always claimed that allegations of sex with prostitutes are not true. now he's getting some backup from a woman who claims she was paid to lie. we go live to washington, straight ahead. >>> the big stofr ry today is o wall street. the dow jones hitting an all-time high a short while ago. this came charging out of the gate past that old high that we said was set back in 2007. allison kos act at the new york stock exchange for us. what does this number mean to the rest of us? >> reporter: well, first of all, it really is more of a milestone. but what's great about it is that it really is a new record high. you know it's kind of like a speeding train, investo
, their guest. it appears the peacekeepers are well-treated. rebels say they will hold onto the u.n. peacekeepers until the syrian government withdraws the troops from the village east of the golan heights. free syrian army are working with the local militias to try to release these philippine know peacekeepers. bill, it does appear and there is lot of hope they will be released next 24, 48 hours. bill: conor, who is holding them, are they working on behalf of the assad regime or the other side? >> reporter: these are rebels. they are anti-assad forces t appears to be a local militia in the southern part of the syria. these are not people connected to the assad regime. the u.n. has been more critical of assad regime than they have been of the rebels but for whatever reason this rebel group thought this was the best way to press the assad regime. bill: 21 being held. conor thanks. when there are developments we'll bring you back. martha: we are getting reaction now from the senate republicans who were there about the prospect of a grand bargain beinging back on the table now after th
this afternoon and next week also here in london. and at the end of january, the u.n. and arab league special representative for syria set out a credible plan for the establishment of a transitional authority in syria. we're working with allies to achieve, if at all possible, security council backing for a transition process, and i'm meeting mr. bra brahimi again ao this afternoon. the fact is diplomacy is taking far too long, and the prospect of an mealed breakthrough is -- an immediate breakthrough is slim. lance armstronger number of refugees and confrontation. the international community cannot stand still in the face of this reality. our policy has to move towards more active efforts to prevent the loss of life in syria, and this means stepping up our support to the opposition and thereby increasing the pressure on the regime to accept a political solution. what we face is not a choice between diplomacy on the one hand and practical assistance on the other. helping the opposition is crucial to bringing about a political transition and saving lives, and both must be pursued together. we w
as well as l u b n a to please come on up and receive and just again, thank you very much for your work in the film festival and l u b n a for the wonderful leader ship that you have and devise that you are giving to he to run a vibrant culture center and i hopey that you are able to get a larger cultural center is because the population is going and i hopey that we are able to get you a larger cultural center and get you the resources that you need to run the cultural and art programs and so on behalf of the city l u b n a and jeff this is our arab heritage month celebration proclimation. (applause). and go giants: enjoy everybody.. >> thank you mr. mayor. (applause). . >> yeah, mayorly thank you very much for the letting us use your house here tonight and letting -- we really appreciate it we know that you ran from the game to get here and so we really appreciate your commitment to our community and we are happy that you are here to celebrate this momentous day with us. we have an awesome community here, we are here to celebrate the awesomeness of our community the dedication of
against north korea. it carried out the third nuclear test last month despite u.n. warnings. the security council will meet today behind closed doors after the united states and north korea's closest ally agreed on a new resolution to punish north korea. the north is vowing to cancel the 1953 korean war cease-fire because of sanctions and ongoing united states and south korean joint military drills. >> the united states thinks the u.n. has a drinking problem. the ambassador from the budget committee says budget negotiations are made more complicated by the number of diplomats who turn up dunk. he is proposing that negotiating rooms should be held in alcohol-free zones. >> the u.n. budget is finalized in december when holiday parties lead to partying spilling over into budget negotiations. >> cannot get over that story that someone had to say, let's sober up during negotiations. >> maybe after, you can celebrate. >> okay, we will check with mike . >> okay, we will celebrate the rain, we need it. >> absolutely, and the snow. you always want did know when it is coming. live doppler 7 hd show
-- this is not until the number who have registered as refugees. the u.n. believes the 950,000 people have fled syria since the conflict began, and 4 million syrians are displaced. in jordan they are hosting more than 300,000 people. around 320,000 are thought to be living in lebanon. >> there are bad conditions in the camp with the toilets far away and we are in the middle of the desert. there are only two bakeries. >> this is different than living in our own country and we suffer from this new environment. we try to connect with the new come back streets, they are suffering from this because they are not working here, and this is very expensive. >> john kerry is in egypt as he continues his tour of egypt and the middle east. he has met the secretary general and he is urging egypt to sign a loan deal for the international monetary fund. he joins us live from the egyptian capital. we have seen so for the historic is dominated by syria. but this is not the focus of his trip to -- trip to egypt. >> not at all. the egyptian economy is in a dreadful state and unlike countries like syria, which have a mer
that covered everythingquester cuts. >>> china backs the u.n. with new sanctions against north korea and kim jong-un. some of the items on the banned list, luxury yachts and race cars. more details on that, straight ahead. >>> first, our top story here at 5:30 a.m. in new york city. senator rand paul's filibuster may have done more to expose rifts among republicans than it did to draw attention to the administration's policy on drone strikes. the kentucky republican's nearly 13-hour stand on the senate floor was praised in a wide range of political circles from peace activists to the tea party. but some fellow republicans, including senators john mccain and lindsey graham are slamming rand's public protest and members of their own party have joined in. >> the country needs more senators who care about liberty. but if mr. paul wants to be taken seriously, he needs to do more than pull political stunts that fire up impressionable libertarian kids in their college dorms. he needs to know what he's talking about. >> to my republican colleagues, i don't remember any of you coming down here sugges
and one of the things i enjoy it was the chance to write a chapter, a general take on the u.n. and address specifically the development issues and international relations, don't really understand and are not comfortable picking up but those are areas that i have been involved in a long time. i have a split personality, a lot of international security stuff, and very much related to drones and targeted killing and counter terrorism and those kinds of things and on the other hand, business and nonprofit background and these areas as well. currently my big fascination is a lot. >> host: when you hear the term one world government what do you think? >> i don't think anything. i break out in hives. is not possible, i also think it is not desirable. what i do think is most relevant to that is a belief that it is desirable and one should be working towards that actually cripples the un more than any other single thing. i say in this book, turns out to be the biggest believers because the people who truly believe that the u.n. is going to over time become this kind of flower in world government, w
, greta. the effectiveness of past u.s. and u.n. sanctions. this hearing has been on the same day the u.n. security council not to impose tougher sanctions on north korea for its recent nuclear tests. this is just over two hours. >> this hearing on north korea will come to order. on february the 12th, north korea conducted its third test, his most powerful test today. a nuclear weapon, a smaller weapon because north korea is working on miniaturizing a sweatband in order to place it on the head of an icbm. this followed decembers launch of a three stage ballistic missile. we've had test after test, broken promise after broken promise and successive administrations, both republican and democrat have clung to an unrealistic hope that one day, north korea will negotiate away its nuclear programs. if they hope in a 1994, many senior members here shaer when they pass agreement in 18 years ago with north korea. but during that whole period of time we attempted to engage, we found instead that north korea was perfecting their weapon, was violating those negotiations. so the approach we have taken
. >> reporter: as the u.n. security council met to discuss tighter sanctions on north korea, as punishment for last month's nuclear test, pyongyang fired back with angry rhetoric, this time threatening to scrap the agreement that ended the korean war in 1953. it's the first time the belligerent state made such a provocative threat, raising fears this could lead to all-out war on the korean peninsula. the united states will be conducting joint military exercises with sou korea starting next week, which is when pyongyang says it will nullify the agreement. while tougher u.n. sanctions are expected, some experts believe its history has proved this will do nothing to deter north korea from building its nuclear weapons program. they say the only way to move forward is to get north korea back to the table for dialogue with the international community. >>> now let's check in with anderson cooper with a look at what's ahead on "ac 360." >>> we have a lot more on the death of venezuelan president hugo chavez, his speeches like this one at the united nations where he famously likened president bush
of world peace. more with the nobel prize winner sunday night at 8:00 on c-span's "q&a." >> the u.n. security council voted today for new sanctions against north korea. the unanimous vote by the 15- member council. the resolution puts new restrictions on north korea. [speaking foreign language] >> the agenda is adopted. under rule 37 of the council's provision of rules of procedure, i invite the representatives of belgium, canada, denmark, italy, japan and the philippines to participate in this meeting. if so desired. -- it is so decided. the security council will now begin its consideration of item 2 of the agenda. members of the council also have before them document 2013 stroke 136, the text of a draft resolution submitted by australia, belgium, canada, denmark, italy, france, italy, japan, morocco, the philippines, the republic of korea, rwanda, togo, the united kingdom of great britain and northern ireland and the united states of america. it is my understanding that the council is ready to proceed to the vote on the draft resolution before us. i shall put the draft resolution
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